We got approved for the house and will be closing next week!!!!!! We find this out on the same day that we also got approved by my tribe, the Potawatomi Nation, to cover the rest of our closing costs!! It's more than we could have hoped for. I am stoked!
We did our final walk through today, scheduled even before finding out the above info. Now I am going through paint colors and ideas in my head of the things we would like to do to the house in the next few years. I couldn't be more psyched about the yard, which is almost 2 acres right on the edge of town.
Now with the worrying out of the way for getting it, now I can actually stress about the moving part (which I hate), but worth it to move into a house we bought. Luckily, we aren't hurried as we have 2 months left on our lease. Looking back on this venture, we realize it's been just under 2 months since we put the offer in on a spontaneous first look. In hindsight, I don't regret any of it, despite it not being our M.O. to be spontaneous on big decisions such as this. I have been keeping track of houses coming on the market and there has been sparse listings anyway and nothing compared to this. We are truly blessed. It literally just went on the market when I asked to go look at it. God's hand has directed us throughout this entire process. And we have learned a lot about being patient and letting go. I have also been passing this lesson onto my clients as of late. So my life lessons don't just teach me, the help me to teach and counsel. Seems I am not the only person who struggles with "wanting control". If anything, any semblance of control is a facade anyway. Trying not to take things for granted. Even now with the "go" I have hesitance. Maybe that is for the best.
Still very excited about the possibilities though!!!